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Monarch spends 12 days in captivity, dies in kidnappers den



No fewer than three persons, including foreigners, have been abducted by armed men suspected to be kidnappers in Lagos State.

Chief David Obadofin, the traditional ruler of Aghara, Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi State, has died in the custody of his abductors after 12 days in captivity.

He lamented that when the abductors noticed that Pa Obadofin was becoming too weak, they agreed to collect the sum of N2m for his release and that of one other lady, identified as Temidayo Elewa.

The abductors, according to the source, blindfolded the lady (Elewa) and relocated her to a different place in the bush in a bid to cover up their tracks while waiting for the ransom of the monarch to be delivered.

Before the ransom could be delivered to the abductors in the bush, Pa. Obadofin was said to have died.

According to the locals, Elewa, who was abducted alongside the monarch, had been set free and reunited with her family since Saturday.

Reports said a mobile tailor who spotted her roaming helped her out.

The source explained, “Elewa was picked up around Obajana settlement by her family members on Saturday morning. She was taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical check up.”

On Easter Monday, the late monarch, a major cashew farmer and Elewa were abducted by unknown gunmen from his farm residence in Aghara in Kabba-Bunu LGA at about 11pm, demanding N60m ransom.

A labourer, who was a widow, Madam Toyin Onare was killed during the invasion on the farm.



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N4.7b Cocaine, Meth seized as NDLEA busts Lagos warehouse, arrests siblings in Aba



N4.7b Cocaine, Meth Seized as NDLEA Busts Lagos Warehouse, Arrests Siblings in Aba

A cartel run by the Nwaobasi siblings have been smashed by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Sunday said: “A cartel controlled by a drug baron, 49-year-old Kelechi Monday Nwaobasi and his 50-year-old elder sister, Ms. Chinwe Rose Nwaobasi, has been taken down by officers of the Special Operation Unit of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, following the arrest of the siblings and seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine consignments worth over N4.1billion in street value from their hideout in Aba, Abia State.”

Babafemi disclosed that the special operation conducted last Thursday and Friday at 3B, Boundary Avenue, Aba, and a residence along Ohia Road, Ohia, Abia State, followed months of intelligence gathering, leading to the arrest of the ring leaders and the combined seizure of 20.76 kilogrammes of cocaine and methamphetamine from them.

He said in a related development, NDLEA operatives in Lagos State have uncovered an expansive warehouse stocked with a large consignment of codeine-based syrup, located at Comfort Oboh area of Kirikiri, where four persons connected with the importation and distribution of the opioid were arrested during an intelligence-led raid on the facility.

He added that those arrested include: Kingsley Amanambu Obumneke, 38; Emeka Emmanuel, 48; Bornaventure Ugochukwu, 59; and Martin Dike, 56, while a total of 82,000 bottles of the opioid worth more than N600 million in street value, Toyota Tacuma truck and two buses used for distributing the substance were recovered from the premises last Monday when NDLEA officers conducted the operation.

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He said two days after, last Wednesday, operatives intercepted another suspect, Ibrahim Abdulhamid with 29,100 pills of tramadol and other opioids as well as 3.9 litres of codeine syrup at Alaba Suru, Ojo Local Council Area of the state.
Babafemi also said a total of 230,600 pills of tramadol 225mg and 200mg were recovered from the duo of Yasir Rabi’u, 23, and Abubakar Ado, 30, who are major distributors of illicit drugs in Kano and Jigawa States, when they were arrested last on Monday at Gadar Tamburawa area of Kano.

In the same vein, another suspect, Hassan Abdullahi Ali, 25, was nabbed with 150 bottles of codeine syrup at Kofar Nassarawa area of Kano last Tuesday.

In Ogun State, NDLEA operatives on Monday 10th June seized 390kg of cannabis and arrested the trio of Muhammad Sani, Nura Mohammad and Samaila Rabe during an early morning raid at Ibese area of the state, while officers last Wednesday busted a skuchies making factory at Sabo area of Shagamu town where seven suspects were arrested.

The suspects are: Kareem Jamiu; Oriyimi Ayo; Bamidele Wasiu; Rasheed Olarewanju; Ramota Lawal; Amudalat Olarewanju; and Adeniyi Omotosho.

Exhibits recovered from them are: 387 litres of skuchies; 70 litres of industrial codeine; 25kg cannabis and different quantities of tramadol, rophynol, diazepam, as well as various equipment used in the production of the new psychoactive substance.

Babafemi said not less than 10,534.78 kilogrammes of cannabis were destroyed on 4.213912 hectares of farmland last Wednesday when NDLEA officers raided Uhen Forest in Ovia North East Council Area of Edo State where four suspects: Frank Ishoku, 38; Clifford Ossai, 49; Vanger Timothy, 30; and John Oluwaseyi, 30, were nabbed and 16 kilogrammes of processed cannabis was recovered for the purpose of prosecution.

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In a similar development, 18,425 kilogrammes of the same psychoactive substance on 7.37 hectares of farmland were destroyed by NDLEA operatives supported by personnel of other security agencies in the thick forest of Ise Ekiti, Ekiti State, last Friday.

In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, two suspects: Muhammad Abba, 33, and Samson Ehizogie, 42, were arrested with 3,550 bottles of “Akuskura”, a new mixture of psychotropic substances, by operatives during a raid last Friday at Garki Area 10 and Dutse Suokale, both within the FCT.

While Emmanuel Ogechi, 24, was nabbed with 11,200 pills of tramadol last Wednesday along Otukpo-Enugu road, by NDLEA operatives in Benue State, Anayo Onwe, 40, was arrested with 62.4 kilogrammes cannabis sativa at Nteje just as 1 kilogramme of methamphetamine belonging to a fleeing suspect, in Oraifite, both in Anambra State was seized.

In Kwara State, Muhammed Musa, 24, was arrested with 33 kilogrammes cannabis at Bode-Saadu, Jebba, while Shokuro Adeola, 59, was nabbed with 11.5 kilogrammes of same substance along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Oyo State.

Babafemi said with the same vigour, Commands and formations of the agency across the country continued their War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, sensitization activities to schools, worship centres, work places and communities among others in the past week.

Meanwhile, while commending the officers and men of the Special Operation Unit, Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Ekiti, Oyo, Kwara, Anambra, Benue and FCT commands of the agency for the arrests and seizures, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd) noted that their operational successes and those of their compatriots across the country are well appreciated.

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He however urged them not to rest on their oars but continue to intensify ongoing drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts.

Source: Source: This day

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Nigerian troops kill terrorist commander Buharin Yadi in Kaduna



No fewer than three persons, including foreigners, have been abducted by armed men suspected to be kidnappers in Lagos State.

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops eliminated a terrorist identified as a cohort of a notorious terrorist commander known as Buharin Yadi, who was eliminated by troops in a recent encounter.

The army, in a post on its official X Handle, said the terrorist was in transit to commit mayhem during the ongoing Eid-el Kabir celebration in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It said the terrorist met his waterloo when troops projecting fighting patrol to Kidandan, a village in Giwa LGA, spotted him speeding off on a motorbike, in an attempt to evade the approaching patrol team.

According to the post, the vigilant troops swiftly pursued the terrorist, causing him to abandon his motorbike and fled into a nearby settlement.

“Undeterred, the troops continued to trail the fleeing terrorist until they successfully caught up and neutralised him while frantically trying to escape into the bush, at the outskirts of the community.

“Upon searching the area, the troops recovered the abandoned motorbike, two bags containing corn flour, and a mobile phone from the neutralised terrorist.

“Further verification by operatives from the intelligence community confirmed the identity of the terrorist as one Daushe, a known cohort of Buharin Yadi, who had been recently neutralised by troops in the same area.

“The swift and coordinated efforts of the security forces have once again prevented a potential threat to the community,” it said.

The post added that the troops were currently maintaining a strong presence in the area to ensure a smooth and trouble-free Sallah celebration in Giwa Local Government Area.

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Source: Daily Nigeria

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Police probe death of US-based businessman in Lagos hotel



The Kano State Police Command has arrested eight suspected thugs for attempting to disrupt the inauguration of the four newly appointed

The Lagos State Police Command has begun an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of a businessman, Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, whose remains were found in a hotel room in the Ikoyi area of the state.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Izuchukwu, who was based in Texas, USA, returned to Nigeria for some business dealings when the tragedy that claimed his life struck on June 9, 2024.

The 62-year-old businessman was said to have lodged in the hotel in Ikoyi while engaging in the business activities that brought him back to the country.

Speaking anonymously to our correspondent on Sunday, a source, who didn’t disclose his name over fear of victimisation, said Izuchukwu started lodging in the hotel on Thursday, June 6, until one of the cleaners, while attempting to clean his room, found him lying motionless on the floor of the room.

According to the source, the cleaner, after suspecting that the businessman had died, informed the management of the hotel and the hotel, through its Chief Security Officer, reported the case to the police.

The source said, “He (Izuchukwu) was a customer, who lodged in the hotel on June 6, 2024, and was found dead in his hotel room on June 9, 2024, around 7 pm by a cleaner in the hotel.

“It was the Assistant Chief Security Officer of the hotel located in Ikoyi who reported that Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, 62, was found dead on the floor of the room he lodged to the police.

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“Despite discovering him in that state, a doctor was also invited to assess him and it was the doctor who confirmed him dead.”

Until Izuchukwu’s death, an online platform,, hinted that he had served as the President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger, where he led the development of innovative drilling technologies designed to reduce costs and improve efficiency in the oil and gas industry.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, when contacted, said the command had commenced an investigation into the case.

He said, “Izuchukwu was found lifeless on the floor of the hotel room. A doctor confirmed him dead and his (Izuchukwu) corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy. The command has commenced an investigation into the case.”

Source: The Punch


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Three Fouani brothers abducted in Lagos



Three brothers who work for Fouani Nigeria Ltd have reportedly been abducted in Lagos state.

Fouani Nigeria Ltd specialises in electronics and is the sole distributor of LG, Hisense and Maxi products in Nigeria.

The brothers — Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani and Amtal Fouani — were said to have been abducted around 6pm on Friday.

They were reportedly coming from their factory by boat when they were abducted.

The Lagos police command confirmed the abduction to TheCable.

“We got a report about the abduction and we have commenced investigations,” Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, told TheCable.

TheCable understands that as of press time, the kidnappers are yet to reach out to the family of the victims.

Source: TheCable

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How my wife starved me of s3x, plans to kill me for dating another woman – Husband



A cameraman with a Lagos-based television station has fled home after his wife allegedly threatened to kill him for taking a second wife

A cameraman with a Lagos-based television station has fled home after his wife allegedly threatened to kill him for taking a second wife after denying him sex for more than six months reports KUNLE AKINRINADE of TheNation.

Eighteen years ago, Ishaq Ojo exchanged blissful marital vows with his wife, Awawu. But the love between the couple flipped recently sending the once happy couple on a warring path that has shattered their matrimony.

In a video recording exclusively obtained by our reporter, Ojo is seen frantically crying for help while struggling to break free from the grip of his wife, who is threatening to dispatch him into early grave.

The couple’s daughter (name withheld) and a female relative of Awawu are also heard pleading with Awawu to stop attacking Ojo.

The recorded incident occurred at the couple’s home in Obide-Ntabo Ibaragun near Ijoko area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Ogun State.

“I will make sure that I kill you. I have been told to kill you and I will kill you. It is today that you will die…” Awawu threatened in the video recording.

Ojo on his part is seen screaming: “She has bitten me again! She has smashed my mobile phone on the ground…Please, don’t kill me!’’

Their daughter is also heard saying: “My mother, please don’t kill him… I beg you in the name of God, consider the fact that both of you have been taking care of me.”

Speaking with our reporter, Ojo, who works with a Lagos-based television station as a cameraman, explained that the recording captured moments when Awawu drew a kitchen knife and went after him after trying unsuccessfully to suffocate him with a pillow.

He said he was left with no choice but to cry out for help.

The embattled husband said: “I fled home more than two weeks ago when she brought out a knife and threatened to kill me.

“Our daughter and one of my wife’s sisters, who were around, were the ones holding her back from stabbing me with the knife. Hence, I fled home for my dear life.

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“I had barely returned from work that day when she stirred up an altercation, and before I knew it, she went into the kitchen, brought out a knife and tried to stab me.”

But what actually turned Ojo and Awawu into estranged couple after almost a decade in marriage? Ojo offered an insight, saying that his wife suddenly forbid him from mating with her, giving various excuses.

He said: “She sells building materials and I was responsible for setting her up in the business.

“The genesis of this crisis is that I took a second wife after she deliberately denied me sex for more than six months.

“She had been threatening to kill me even before she found out about the new woman in my life.

“She actually trailed my new woman to her residence where she threatened that she would deal with her if she did not desist from seeing me.

“I decided to take a second wife after she stopped me from making love to her for six months.

“First, she told me she was having sex with other men outside, including an hotelier, who is one of her rich customers and that I can no longer make love to her.

“At another time, she told me that she usually experienced low sales and patronage in her business each time I had sex with her. Hence, she denied me sex at home.

“She continued to assault me each time I tried to make love to her.

“She had used a screwdriver to stab me and also bit me with her teeth several times. The scars are all over my body.’’

Ojo explained further that he once reported his wife to some Muslim clerics, who intervened and pleaded with her to no avail.

“When I invited some Muslim clerics who taught her the Koran to talk to her, she again said that she usually suffered misfortune in her business whenever we had sex and that was the reason she denied me of sex.

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“The clerics told her that she was wrong to have denied me sex but she turned a deaf ear to their admonitions.

“I was advised by people to leave my home for her because she could kill me one day.

“After she found out about my new wife, she started asking me to make love to her everyday.

“However, if I refused that sex should not be an everyday thing, she would assault me and threaten to deal with me if I did not quit my affair with my new wife, especially after she found that I had impregnated the lady and she was delivered of a baby.

‘’She held me by the throat and attempted to suffocate me with a pillow. And when I managed to free my neck from her grip, I ran out of the house.

“She then went to report to the police at the Agbado Police Division that I assaulted her just to prevent me from attending the naming of the baby my new wife had for me.

“I was arrested and detained, and she asked that I should be charged to court for assault.

“Even when the policemen there told her that the penalty for assault is seven years imprisonment, she insisted that I must be prosecuted.

“My family members and friends pleaded with her and the police, I was freed after the police forced me to sign an undertaking that I would never assault her again and that I must desist from seeing my new wife and baby henceforth.

“She also took the matter to a monarch in Ota where she was cautioned about her attitude and asked to stop hostility with me.

“Dissatisfied, she took the matter to a radio programme and maligned my person.

“She is from Ibadan. She is about 46 years old and its very disturbing how she changed overnight.

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Sometime ago, she woke me in the wee hours and confessed that she was seeing a rich hotelier who happened to be one of her customers and that she had sex several times with the man. I could not believe my ears and I was devastated.

“A few days later, she changed the story, saying that she was only trying to gauge my reaction and was not dating the hotelier.

“Later, she said that a spirit husband was making love to her while sleeping and that she could no longer have sex with me. I was no longer having any peace of mind at home.

“I am the owner of my house at Obide Ntabo community in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. But I needed to leave the home to save myself from untimely death from my cruel wife.

“She has two I could children for me; a boy and a girl. I could not have raised my hand against her because I know that she is a sickle cell patient. But she is cruel at home, not minding her fragile health.’’

Ojo added: ‘’The Baale (head) of our community heard about the matter on a radio programme when my wife reported me. But when the Baale asked her about it, she denied being the one mentioned, saying that nothing was wrong with her marriage.

“However, when the Baale called me on the phone I opened up to him that the matter was about me and my wife and that she actually took the matter to a radio programme.

“It was then that she now told the Baale that she denied being the one mentioned on the radio programme because she did not want her domestic matter to gain public traction, especially in our neighbourhood.

Efforts made to speak with Awawu were futile as calls placed to her mobile phone were not answered.

Enquiries made via her Glo mobile number were also not responded to.


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Man jailed after removing condom during s3x without permission



A man has been jailed for four years and three months in a rare conviction for “stealthing” – taking a condom off during sex without consent.

A man has been jailed for four years and three months in a rare conviction for “stealthing” – taking a condom off during sex without consent.

Guy Mukendi, 39, from Brixton, was sentenced on Thursday at inner London crown court for the rape of a woman last year. The woman had consented to sex with Mukendi on the condition a condom was used, but he removed it without her consent.

Nonconsensual condom removal is classified as rape under separate laws applying in the UK nations.

Metropolitan police officers worked with the victim in a “milestone case” to obtain screenshots of messages from Mukendi in which he apologised for taking the condom off, explaining it was because he had not had sex in a long time. He then deleted the messages.

Officers also gathered forensic evidence with the help of the victim. The evidence helped to secure the conviction of Mukendi, who was found guilty by a jury on 2 April.

DC Jack Earl, who led the investigation, said: “Throughout this investigation Mukendi denied any wrongdoing, but our officers built a compelling case against him to leave no doubt in the jury’s mind.

“We were dedicated to securing justice for the victim and will continue to raise awareness that this crime is a form of rape.

“The victim did the right thing to call the police straight away and her bravery should not be overshadowed. If you have been a victim of sexual violence and not yet reported it, please contact your local police service and we will do all that we can to help and bring you justice.”

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The Met said prosecutions for stealthing were “very rare due to under-reporting”.

The first successful conviction in England and Wales was in 2019 when Lee Hogben, from Bournemouth, was jailed for 12 years for the rape of a sex worker. She had given consent beforehand for sexual intercourse on the condition a condom was used, and this condition was also stated on her website.

The first conviction in Scotland occurred last year when Luke Ford was handed a condom in bed by a woman whom he was dating and who had told him he had to use protection. He later told her that he had not used the condom. It was one of 18 offences against women for which Ford was found guilty.

The prevalence of stealthing in the UK is not known but a 2018 survey of patients at a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia, found that a third of women and a fifth of men who had sex with men had experienced stealthing. Only 1% had reported it to the police.

Under the England and Wales Sexual Offences Act 2003, “a person consents if he [or she] agrees by choice, and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice” and consent is not deemed to have been given if “the defendant intentionally deceived the complainant as to the nature or purpose of the relevant act”.

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